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Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for FY 2019

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2019. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2019 Report (PDF: 705 KB)

The 2019 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2019.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2019.txt, Chemical2019.txt, and CountryProductResidue2019.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2019.txt, ProdCode.txt, ExtCode.txt, DetCode.txt, Country.txt, and Chemical.txt.

All files must be downloaded for further use. No online search capability is available for these files. The following data files represent only the samples that were analyzed as part of the FDA regulatory pesticide residue monitoring program in FY 2019; no data from the Total Diet Study are included.

The sizes of compressed and expanded files are approximate and are provided so the user can estimate download times and disk space requirements. Information on the structure and content of the data files is described in the User's Manual (PDF: 323 KB).


File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2019.zip 376 KB SampleData2019.txt 5,262 KB 22,631 2019 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2019.zip 16 KB Product2019.txt 104 KB 1,195 2019 summary file by country/food product combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2019.zip 408 KB Chemical2019.txt 4,625 KB 74,290 2019 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2019.zip 6.0 MB CountryProductResidue2019.txt 129,744 KB 959,733 2019 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2019.zip  87 KB ProdCode.txt 377 KB 7,809 Reference list of product codes, product description and classification
    ExtCode.txt 1 KB 9 Reference list of method extraction codes and descriptions
    DetCode.txt 1 KB 11 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt 2 KB 158 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt 19 KB 885 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2019.txt 132 KB 4,147 2019 list of pesticides covered by analytical methods used by FDA

To request further information on the Pesticide Monitoring Database, contact Sara McGrath, Sara.McGrath@fda.hhs.gov.

Please submit general comments or questions through the FDA’s Food and Cosmetics Information Center (FCIC) inquiry form.

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