Argentina – Ministry of Health publishes regulations of the Celiac Disease Law

Decree 218/2023, published today in the Official Gazette, approved the regulation of the Celiac Disease Law No. 26,588, as amended by Law No. 27,196, which makes it mandatory to offer gluten-free menus in different institutions and establishments and expands the identification of medicines, depending on the content or absence of gluten.

The National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) expanded and updated the official list of gluten-free foods, which at the time of the enactment of Law 26,588 had only 1,400 products registered, and currently has more than 23,000 products.

A Guide of good manufacturing practices for Gluten-Free Food (GF) manufacturing establishments was prepared and published.

In addition to the aforementioned advances, and the fact that having more information on the disease has allowed many institutions and establishments to offer, on a voluntary basis, gluten-free menu options, the implementation of Law 26.588 (modified by Law 27.196) will allow turning this greater offer into a right for all celiac people.