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Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for FY 2020

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2020. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2020 Report (PDF: 658 KB)

The 2020 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2020.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2020.txt, Chemical2020.txt, and CountryProductResidue2020.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2020.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 2020; 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: 344 KB).


File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2020.zip 168 KB SampleData2020.txt 2,372 KB 10,381 2020 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2020.zip 10 KB Product2020.txt 64 KB 768 2020 summary file by country/food combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2020.zip 325 KB Chemical2020.txt 3,375 KB 60,345 2020 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2020.zip 3,431 KB CountryProductResidue2020.txt 66,512 KB 551,935 2020 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2020.zip 80 KB ProdCode.txt 377 KB 7,816 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 10 Reference list of method detector codes and descriptions
    Country.txt 2 KB 158 Reference list of countries from which samples are collected
    Chemical.txt 18 KB 811 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2020.txt 77 KB 2,414 2020 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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