by Anne Knowles

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September 16, 2013
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New ‘cottage-food’ rules open door for small firms

Advocates for two cottage food industry bills passed during the recent legislative session hope the laws will grow business and yield new jobs in both rural and urban Nevada. One statute allows certain foods such as jams and fruit pies made in home kitchens to be sold directly to consumers, while the other legislation lets farmers host a limited number of so-called farm-to-fork events without registering as eating establishments. Both laws eliminate the lengthy and costly permitting process and strict regulations imposed on other food-based businesses. In exchange, they limit the type of foods produced and where, when and how …

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