According to the ruling, the omega-3 rich chia oil can now be incorporated into a range of food and beverage applications replacing up to 10% of plant oils and in food supplements （2g/day）。
The Benexia oil is distributed in Europe by Ingredia Nutritional, the company that first brought chia seeds to Europe.
The decision was made at the standing committee on plants, animals, food and feed held in Brussels on 17 October 2014. The report from the meeting stated: “The Commission
representative presented the draft Implementing Decis ion to authorise chia oil （Salvia hispan ica）as a novel food ingredient.”