Cottage Food Producer Training in North Platte

Nebraska passed LB 304, part of the Nebraska Pure Food Act in 2019 which greatly expanded Nebraska’s cottage law.  Before that, homemade food could only be sold at farmers markets. 

 According to the law, producers can sell any type of non-perishable food at farmers markets, public events, from home, and online to anyone in the state of Nebraska.  For sales outside of farmers markets, producers must now complete a food safety course, as well as online registration.  The Selling Food Safely Cottage Food Producers training fulfills the requirements for the registration.  This course was written specifically for Nebraska and Department of Agriculture regulations.  This law does not allow indirect sales (wholesale, retail stores, etc.) but there is no sales limit and it is very easy and inexpensive to start using the law. 

 Looking for regulations on “How to sell your homemade foods in Nebraska?  Selling Food Safely Cottage Food Producer training will help answer this question and more.  This training is an accredited food safety training by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for all Nebraska Cottage Food Producers. 

 Selling Food Safely will be held at West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte on November 4, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

 Register online at:  https://go.unl.edu/sellingfoodsafely

For further information contact Brenda Aufdenkamp at 308-532-2683 or email baufdenkamp1@unl.edu or Nancy Frecks at 308-334-5666 or email nfrecks1@unl.edu.