Nevada’s cottage food law (SB 206) went into effect on July 1st, 2013. The law allows many different types of food products to be sold, but it is restricted in most other ways. Cottage food operators must make all of their sales in-person, and they cannot sell more than $35,000 per year of goods. Operations must be registered with one of the four health districts in the state, and the fee for registration varies by region.
Internet or phone sales are only allowed when the product gets exchanged in-person.
You may offer food samples at events, but they must be prepared in individual, closed, disposable containers at your home, and the samples may only be opened by the consumer. If you want to offer samples in an open container, then you need to get a temporary food permit.
You can sell anywhere in the state, but you must get registered in districts that are outside your own if you sell there. See the business section for more details.
Home-canned goods may not be used in any of your products.
Even though it is not required, the health department encourages CFOs to get some form of food safety training.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
"MADE IN A COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION"
Forrager Cookie Company
123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, NV 73531
Ingredients: enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), butter (cream, salt), semi-sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural flavors), brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract (vanilla bean extract, alcohol, sugar), baking soda, salt (salt, calcium silicate)
Contains: milk, eggs, wheat, soy
NET WT 2 lb 4 oz (1.02 kg)
In addition to the home, some health departments may also allow food to be prepared in other kitchens, like those in colleges, churches, and some non-profit organizations.