While swaps are community events, participants must pre-register, which means swap events are operated as private clubs. Consult your local department of health and food code rules for operating this type of group.

In addition, all swap participants adhere to an honor code of using the highest cleanliness standards in their own kitchens and gardens to prepare their swap items. Swap participants must agree to the following terms before registering for local area swaps:

• By participating in these events, you are acknowledging that the food items being shared are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.

• By participating in these events, you are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in food preparation. (Food safety and food handling regulations within the United States can be found here.)

• By participating in these events, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable food swap hosts, swap venue owners/providers or other swap participants.