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1. A cottage food operation which manufactures or prepares a food item by any manner or means whatever for sale, or which offers or displays a food item for sale, is not a “food establishment” pursuant to paragraph (i) of subsection 2 of NRS 446.020 if each such food item is:
(a) Sold on the private property of the natural person who manufactures or prepares the food item or at a location where the natural person who manufactures or prepares the food item sells the food item directly to a consumer, including, without limitation, a farmers' market licensed pursuant to chapter 244 or 268 of NRS, flea market, swap meet, church bazaar, garage sale or craft fair, by means of an in-person transaction that does not involve selling the food item by telephone or via the Internet;
(b) Sold to a natural person for his or her consumption and not for resale;
(c) Affixed with a label which complies with the federal labeling requirements set forth in 21 U.S.C. § 343(w) and 9 C.F.R. Part 317 and 21 C.F.R. Part 101;
(d) Labeled with “MADE IN A COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION THAT IS NOT SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT FOOD SAFETY INSPECTION” printed prominently on the label for the food item;
(e) Prepackaged in a manner that protects the food item from contamination during transport, display, sale and acquisition by consumers; and
(f) Prepared and processed in the kitchen of the private home of the natural person who manufactures or prepares the food item or, if allowed by the health authority, in the kitchen of a fraternal or social clubhouse, a school or a religious, charitable or other nonprofit organization.
2. No local zoning board, planning commission or governing body of an unincorporated town, incorporated city or county may adopt any ordinance or other regulation that prohibits a natural person from preparing food in a cottage food operation.
3. Each natural person who wishes to conduct a cottage food operation must, before selling any food item, register the cottage food operation with the health authority by submitting such information as the health authority deems appropriate, including, without limitation:
(a) The name, address and contact information of the natural person conducting the cottage food operation; and
(b) If the cottage food operation sells food items under a name other than the name of the natural person who conducts the cottage food operation, the name under which the cottage food operation sells food items.
4. The health authority may charge a fee for the registration of a cottage food operation pursuant to subsection 3 in an amount not to exceed the actual cost of the health authority to establish and maintain a registry of cottage food operations.
5. The health authority may inspect a cottage food operation only to investigate a food item that may be deemed to be adulterated pursuant to NRS 585.300 to 585.360, inclusive, or an outbreak or suspected outbreak of illness known or suspected to be caused by a contaminated food item. The cottage food operation shall cooperate with the health authority in any such inspection. If, as a result of such inspection, the health authority determines that the cottage food operation has produced an adulterated food item or was the source of an outbreak of illness caused by a contaminated food item, the health authority may charge and collect from the cottage food operation a fee in an amount that does not exceed the actual cost of the health authority to conduct the investigation.
6. As used in this section:
(a) “Cottage food operation” means a natural person who manufactures or prepares food items in his or her private home or, if allowed by the health authority, in the kitchen of a fraternal or social clubhouse, a school or a religious, charitable or other nonprofit organization, for sale to a natural person for consumption and whose gross sales of such food items are not more than $35,000 per calendar year.
(b) “Food item” means:
(1) Nuts and nut mixes;
(3) Jams, jellies and preserves;
(4) Vinegar and flavored vinegar;
(5) Dry herbs and seasoning mixes;
(6) Dried fruits;
(7) Cereals, trail mixes and granola;
(8) Popcorn and popcorn balls; or
(9) Baked goods that:
(I) Are not potentially hazardous foods;
(II) Do not contain cream, uncooked egg, custard, meringue or cream cheese frosting or garnishes; and
(III) Do not require time or temperature controls for food safety.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Nevada Revised Statutes Title 40. Public Health and Safety § 446.866. Exemption from certain requirements; certain local governing bodies prevented from prohibiting cottage food operations; registration; fee; inspection - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nv/title-40-public-health-and-safety/nv-rev-st-446-866/
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