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.
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).
PLEASE READ THE MANUAL BEFORE USING THE DATA FILES
|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|
|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.