Residue Sampling Results: Fiscal Year 2018 Red Book
The U.S. National Residue Program (NRP) for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), is an interagency program designed to identify, rank, and analyze for chemical contaminants in meat, poultry, and egg products. FSIS publishes the NRP Residue Sampling Plans (traditionally known as the Blue Book) each year to provide information on the process of sampling meat, poultry, and egg products for chemical contaminants of public health concern.
Accompanying each report is an Excel spreadsheet. This sheet includes detailed information regarding samples taken by FSIS in both the residue domestic scheduled and inspector-generated sampling programs, in addition to the residue import sampling program results. The detailed results include sample collection and review dates, the project code, the animal class, tissue type, chemical residue name, concentration value, sample results (whether positive non-violative or positive violative), chemical concentration values (if any) and the CFR reference per chemical listed in the data sheet.