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Nebraska

Nebraska does have a cottage food law, though it’s quite limited in that sales may only be made at farmers markets.  However, no permits or fees are required and sellers are not limited to how much they can sell.  Also, most non-potentially hazardous foods are allowed.

Selling

At the farmers markets, sellers must display a placard that states that the food was prepared in a kitchen that is not subject to regulation and inspection by the regulatory authority.

Allowed Foods

Only "non-potentially hazardous" foods are allowed, but certain non-PHFs may not be allowed. Most foods that don't need to be refrigerated (foods without meat, cheese, etc.) are considered non-potentially hazardous. Learn more

Limitations

There is no sales limit

Labeling

Sample Label

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Forrager Cookie Company

123 Chewy Way, Cookietown, NE 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)


NET WT 2 lb 4 oz (1.02 kg)


At the farmers markets, sellers must display a placard that states that the food was prepared in a kitchen that is not subject to regulation and inspection by the regulatory authority.

Resources

Law Dates
April 2003
LB 250

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    It does not, but we are currently working to change that. My name is Erica Smith and I work at the nonprofit, the Institute for Justice. Last year, we expanded cottage food law in five different states, and this year we are focusing on Nebraska. A bill will be introduced to expand where sales can occur. If you are interested in knowing more or getting involved, please email me at [email protected]!

If I teach small group cooking classes in my home, or a customer’s home, do I need a special license or permit?

I do have a grocery store could I make salsas or veggies and fruit juices for sale at my store? Do I need special permit for that?

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