The Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance on what the term “whole grain” may include. The guidance will assist manufacturers with what the FDA considers appropriate for food label statements related to “whole grain” content. Consumers will now be able to make dietary choices based on a term that is consistent and reliable.

“One of the most important decisions people can make about their health is the choice of foods they eat,” said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs. “A top priority at FDA is finding additional ways to clearly communicate the health benefits found in food.”