Overview

A Chronological Overview of Activities

2012:

Activities initiated in Lahore.

2016:

Extension of activities to major districts, including Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad.

2017:
  • Expansion of operations throughout Punjab.
  • Currently: Specialized wings enforce food hygiene and quality standards.
  • Qualified teams of Food Safety Officers and Assistant Food Safety Officers support these efforts.
  • State-of-the-art labs conduct round-the-clock food testing for hygiene and adulteration.

Vision

“The Punjab Food Authority aims to ensure the safety and quality of all food items and products.”

Mission

“While working on scientific principles and international best practices, the Punjab Food Authority aims to ensure food safety and quality in the entire food chain in collaboration with manufacturers, Food Business Operators, consumers, government departments, autonomous bodies, and other stakeholders.”

Functions of PFA

The Punjab Food Authority Act, 2011, entrusts the Punjab Food Authority with the following functions and responsibilities:
  1. The Punjab Food Authority regulates and monitors the food business in order to ensure compliance by farmers, manufacturers, distributors, importers, and other stakeholder groups in order to provide safe food.
  2. Formulate standards, procedures, processes, and guidelines in relation to any aspect of food, including food business, food labeling, and food additives, and specify appropriate enforcement systems.
  3. Enforce food safety and quality standards.
  4. Specify procedures and guidelines for setting up and upgrading food laboratories.
  5. Specify licensing, prohibition orders, recall procedures, improvement notices, and prosecution in a court of law.
  6. Provide scientific advice and technical support to the government in matters relating to food safety.
  7. establishment of food laboratories.
  8. Organise training programs in food safety and standards.
  9. Promote general awareness regarding food safety and standards.
  10. Certify food products or items for export.
  11. Forward and backward traceability of food items
  12. surveillance, including the collection, integration, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of data related to food and nutrient intakes.

Core team

Muhammad Asim javaid

(PAS)

Director General

Imran Hussain Ranjha

Additional Director General

Head Quarter

Rooman Burana

Additional Director General

Admin & Finance

Asif Ali Dogar

Additional Director General

Operations

Mudasir Ahmed Shah

Additional Director General

Technical

Shahid Mehboob

Additional Director General

Resource & Licensing

Rao Pervaiz Akhter

Directorate of

Water & Food Packaging

Munir Hussain Chopra

Directorate of

Planning & Coordination

Hafiz Muhammad Khizer Malik

Directorate of

Vigilance

Akhlaq Ahmad Dogar

Director

Audit

Mashad Saleem

General Manager

Information Technology

Our DGs

Muhammad Asim javaid

(PAS)

Current Director General

Raja jahangir Anwar

(PMS)

March 2023 to December 2023

MR. Mudassar Riaz Malik

(PAS)

September 2022 to March 2023

Lt.(Retd) Muhammad Shoaib Khan Jadoon

(PAS)

April 2022 to September 2022

MR. Rafaqat Ali

(PAS)

November 2020 to March 2022

MR. Irfan Nawaz Memon

(PAS)

November 2019 to November 2020

Captain (R) Muhammad Usman Younis

(PAS)

August 2018 to November 2019

Mr. Noor Ul Amin Mengal

(PAS)

September 2016 to Jun 2018

Dr. Sajid Mahmood Chauhan

(PAS)

April 2015 to September 2015

Mr. Asad Islam Mahni

(PAS)

December 2011 to January 2015

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