USDA Pesticide Data Program Survey (2012)

In 2012, 25 commodities were selected for collection and analysis by the USDA.

Each commodity is listed in the following table, along with the total number of samples that were analyzed and the percent of samples that were determined to be safe. Safe samples either lacked pesticide detections or contained trace levels of pesticides that were below the commodity-specific safety levels established by the EPA.

Samples Safe
Apple Juice396100%
Applesauce396100%
Avocado372100%
Bananas559100%
Butter792100%
Cantaloupe372100%
Carrots792100%
Cauliflower737100%
Cherry Tomatoes74497.18%
Mushrooms744100%
Onion558100%
Orange Juice330100%
Papaya366100%
Samples Safe
Peaches777100%
Peas395100%
Plums697100%
Snap Peas74395.29%
Summer Squash186100%
Sweet Bell Peppers18698.92%
Tangerines709100%
Water, Finished232100%
Water, Groundwater166100%
Water, Untreated253100%
Wheat grain300100%
Winter Squash74299.60%