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TDS Analytical Results Archive

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Below are the Total Diet Study results for 1991 through 2002, for elements, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and radionuclides. Results prior to 1991 may be found in the publications listed on the publications page of this website. The years listed for radionuclide results are followed by an additional number. The additional number indicates which of the four market baskets collected for that year included radionuclide measurements; for example, 2002-01 means that the food samples tested for radionuclides in 2002 came from the first market basket collected that year. 

Elements Radionuclides Pesticides and
Industrial Chemicals
Individual Year Analytical Results (ZIP: 7.6MB) Individual Year Analytical Results (ZIP: 81KB) Individual Year Analytical Results (ZIP: 767KB)

View the results on benzene with caution. An FDA evaluation has determined that the TDS method used in the Kansas City District Office laboratory to measure benzene produces unreliable results for benzene in some foods. Based on this evaluation, FDA scientists recommend that benzene data be viewed with great caution while FDA considers removing these data from the TDS website. There is no evidence of problems with other TDS data. See Questions and Answers on the Occurrence of Benzene in Soft Drinks and Other Beverages for more information.

If you have questions about the Total Diet Study, email TDS@fda.hhs.gov.

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