Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program

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DPR samples individual lots of domestic and imported produce and analyzes them for pesticide residues to enforce the tolerances set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Samples are collected from throughout the channels of trade, including wholesale and retail outlets, distribution centers, and farmers markets. DPR Enforcement Branch staff collect the samples and deliver them to a California Department of Food and Agriculture laboratory where all are tested with multiresidue screens capable of detecting more than 300 pesticides and breakdown products.

For more information on California’s Residue Monitoring Program, please see Regulating Pesticides: The California Story, Chapter 9, PDF (204 kb).

Summaries of DPR Report Pesticide Residues in Fresh Produce

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Annual Residue Data

Beginning in 2007, there are two formats for data - compressed (zipped) and an Excel spreadsheet. Earlier residue files are compressed into self-extracting executable files. Please note: These files extract as tab-delimited text and should be viewed with a spreadsheet program (i.e., Excel, Lotus).

  • 2015, Excel (910 kb)
  • 2014, Excel (2.7 mb)
  • 2013, Excel (2.9 mb)

Supplementary information to assist in interpreting the residue data:

Fact Sheets

Databases on Pesticide Characteristics and Use

Additional Information

For content questions, contact:
Michelle Armstrong
3210 Beacon Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA 95691-3444
Phone: (916) 376-8620
Fax: (916) 376-8973