About the Asociación Pro Personas con la Enfermedad Celiaca (APPCEL)*
Costa Rica’s Gluten Free Certification created by APPCEL and Cocina Verify leads the way for food manufacturers and food service providers throughout Latin America that require the strongest gluten free assurances possible.
Association Pro Personas con la Enfermedad Celiacs (APPCEL) was the first organization in Costa Rica working for greater awareness of gluten free issues for the Celiac community. They have worked tirelessly for over twelve years for recognition and validation of gluten free standards in Costa Rica.
Along with Cocina Verify, they have created one of the strongest gluten free certification programs in the world. Products and food service providers that earn the APPCEL seal have achieved the highest of gluten free standards and are monitored for compliance on a regular basis.