October 21, 2021

FDA Pesticide Residue Report: Levels Remain Low for Eighth Year in a Row

In its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shared that the  levels of pesticide residues in the U.S. food supply are generally in compliance with established standards, as they have over the past eight years.

The FDA tested for 812 pesticides and industrial chemicals across 4,692 samples, including domestic and imported fruits and vegetables The majority had pesticide residues below the limits set by the U.S. Environmental Production Agency.

The full Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report and its data can be downloaded here.