As a way to provide more comprehensive traceability in the food supply chain, officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have proposed a new rule to increase the recordkeeping requirements of producers of a list of ag products that includes some vegetables, shell eggs and some classes of cheese. The increased paperwork demands on dairy and other producers will contribute to better response to foodbourne illnesses, officials said Wednesday, and will provide “end-to-end” traceability as part of the FDA’s “New Era of Smarter Food Safety Initiative.” Any producer interested in chiming in can do so during a 120-day period after the rule’s publication in the Federal Register. Read about the proposed rule here.