Restaurants and pubs may be forced to divulge information on calorie counts in their dishes.
This may become mandatory unless the food businesses do not voluntarily put such a system in place, Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary has indicated.
The FSA was trying out a pilot scheme where businesses like Real Greek and Pret A Manger displayed calorie information on their menus. However Pizza Hut and Harvester recently opted out of the scheme.
A report in the Sunday Times said Mr Lansley could introduce a mandatory system and include pubs in this scheme as well. "We are working with industry on a range of options. At present, there are no plans to legislate," a Department of Health spokesman said.