Food and Feed Commodity Vocabulary

The Food and Feed Commodity Vocabulary was developed to consolidate all the major EPA pesticide program commodity vocabularies into one standardized vocabulary. The vocabulary contains only human consumable commodities and livestock feeds.

There are about 12,000 terms in this database. Each term is assigned:

  • an EPA-preferred term
  • an EPA (40 CFR 180.41) crop group name/number
  • a monograph number where further information about a specific commodity can be found.

About 1500 preferred commodity terms were developed.

The EPA-preferred term will be the ONLY term accepted in establishing pesticide tolerances.

For questions on the vocabulary contact:

food&feed@epa.gov