chia,the seeds of the chia plant, are commonly used in food supplements.
These seeds are derived from a seed of the pistachio tree, and are considered to be safe for use in the food industry, and may even be suitable for humans.
However, the Australian Food Standards Agency (AFSA) warns that the use of chia can be a risk for people with certain genetic and medical conditions.
In the case of some of these conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, chia is not currently recommended for use.
While there are studies to support the safety of chias, the risk of a negative reaction to chia remains high.
There is currently no approved form of chiabnut for human consumption.
If you or someone you know has experienced symptoms of an allergic reaction to a food supplement, call the Medicines Response Team on 1800 043 441.
More about chia: chia seed,seed,chias,nut source Google Blog (AU) title Chia seed is safe to use as a food additive article A plant containing chia that is used in some foods as a dietary supplement is safe and can be used as a substitute for traditional chia in many foods, the ACMA says.
The ACMA has said the use as food additive is not restricted to dietary supplements.
It also said that the ACMS would continue to review the safety and efficacy of chiac and other chia varieties and products.
The organisation has also published guidelines for chia products, such an energy bars and food packaging, and the ACME has advised that chiac should be used alongside other types of foods.
In 2018, the organisation also published a list of foods and products that have been approved for chiac in Australia.
The list includes many types of food, including: breakfast cereals and snack foods