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Cottage Food Laws in Nevada [2024 Update]

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Overview of Guidance and Ordinances for Cottage Food Laws in Nevada

In Nevada, the Cottage Food Law permits individuals to prepare and sell certain low-risk food products made in a home kitchen. Approved food items typically include baked goods, jams, jellies, and certain non-perishable items, provided they meet specific labeling and production criteria. The law outlines permissible foods, limits sales to direct consumer transactions, and mandates adherence to labeling requirements specified under Nevada's Cottage Food Regulations.

Food Labeling Requirements according to Nevada Cottage Food Laws

Labeling requirements for packages and containers can be met in two ways: first, by placing all necessary label statements on the front label panel (known as the principal display panel or PDP), or second, by segregating specific label statements on the PDP while placing other required information on the adjacent information panel (the label panel immediately to the right of the PDP, visible to consumers facing the product). These methods ensure that essential labeling information is prominently displayed for consumer awareness and compliance with regulatory standards.

Summarized Business Regulations for Cottage Food Laws in Nevada

A Cottage Food Operation involves individuals crafting or making food products in their personal homes or non-food establishment settings, exclusively for direct sales to end consumers. The food is prepared in a kitchen that hasn't undergone inspection by health authorities, limiting the scope to direct sales only without distribution through licensed food establishments. This setup prohibits the preparation or sale of food items within permitted food establishments.


Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

This dashboard is provided as an informational resource and is not affiliated with the above department. While we strive to keep our information accurate and up to date, we do not claim to provide official legal advice or representations regarding cottage food laws or any other regulations. Laws and regulations can change frequently, and they can vary significantly by location. We encourage all users to consult their local health department or a legal professional to obtain the most current information and advice specific to their circumstances.

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