Bamboo has been used as food and food contact material in the country since time immemorial. Reusable bamboo cutlery has emerged as a fast growing environment friendly alternative to the plastic cutlery. There are many products like spoons, fork, knife, straw, stirrer, cup, etc prepared from bamboo. The Scientific panel on Food Additives, Flavorings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food and Scientific Panel on Biological Hazards has examined the safety aspect of food contact materials manufactured. from bamboo and observed that there is no reported literature available regarding contamination of food from use of such utensils made from bamboo and their use as food contact materials if manufactured and maintained under hygienic conditions are safe. The basic guidelines to be followed in manufacturing, handling and use of such items are annexed for reference. This issues with approval of the Competent Authority in exercise of the power vested with Food Authority under section 16（5） of the FSS Act, 2006.