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Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for FY 2021

Welcome to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pesticide Residue Monitoring Report and Data for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The report summarizes the results of FDA’s pesticide monitoring program for FY 2021. Results in the report demonstrate that levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are well below established safety standards.

2021 Report (PDF: 572 KB)

The 2021 report is derived from the pesticide residue data provided in the original analytical sample data file (SampleData2021.txt). Three statistical summary files (Product2021.txt, Chemical2021.txt, and CountryProductResidue2021.txt) are also provided. Additionally, six other reference files are included: MethodScope2021.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 2021; 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: 336 KB).


File Name Size Decompressed File(s) Size Records File Definition
Analytical Data File
SampleData2021.zip 122 KB SampleData2021.txt 1,671 KB 7,164 2021 analytical data for each individual sample, as entered by FDA field analysts
Statistical Summary Files
Product2021.zip 10 KB Product2021.txt 378 KB 1,123 2021 summary file by country/food combination (without regard to pesticide)
Chemical2021.zip 328 KB Chemical2021.txt 5,489 KB 97,970 2021 summary file by country/pesticide combination (without regard to product)
CountryProductResidue2021.zip 2,903 KB CountryProductResidue2021.txt 102,063 KB 789,356 2021 detailed data by country/food product/pesticide combinations
Reference Files
ReferenceFiles2021.zip 82 KB ProdCode.txt 378 KB 7,833 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 17 KB 803 Reference list of pesticide chemical codes and names
    MethodScope2021.txt 76 KB 2,405 2021 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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