Anti-obesity efforts, meanwhile, could result in changes to the way food manufacturers label content.
Crawford said FDA plans to publish a proposed rule this fall for food manufacturers to establish regulations for nutrient content claims related to a food's carbohydrate content. These new regulations will define the use of "low carbohydrate," "reduced carbohydrate," and "carbohydrate-free," which are all currently prohibited.
Crawford said FDA "intends to move forward" on the recommendation to highlight the caloric amount and serving size on the food label. This could mean larger lettering sizes and adding a daily value percentage for calories.