Directorate of Planning & Coordination


The M&E was established on 20 May 2021 with the vision of responsible regulator

Responsibilities / What we do

  • Monitor analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of activities performed by all wings
  • Indicate room for improvement with the vision to ensure effective service delivery.


GIS & Remote Sensing Section was approved in the 39th Board Meeting of Punjab Food Authority; however, it's principal approval was granted on 11-11-22 by worthy Director General.

Responsibilities / What we do

  • Implemented  GIS and Remote Sensing-driven licensing regime at the Punjab Food Authority to incorporate unlicensed food business operators within the regulatory framework of the PFA.
  • Identification of wrongly Geotagged FBOs/Outliers and set-up SOPs to revamp geotagging of food businesses in Punjab.


Punjab Food Authority Schools are functional in 34 districts of Punjab and Imparting Food Safety Training Level-I, II, and PIC/Hygiene Manager courses in Food Safety.


Aim & Objective

Punjab Food Authority Training Schools  aims to ensure that all Food Handler’s working in the environment where food is handled must be trained and there is no excuse for unsafe practices.


We Offer Registration of Food handlers for;

Food Safety Training Level-I (Free of Cost for small-scale business Operators & Paid for Others-depend upon their categories)

Level-I fee 1160

Food Safety Training Level-II

Level-II fee 2900

Person In Charge/Hygiene Manager Courses (Dairy, Meat and Meat products, Water & Beverages)

*After Completion of Training courses Certificates are Distribution of Certificate to Qualified Food Handlers

Future Plans

  • Food safety training helps to prevent foodborne illness incidents-it’s integral to be trained in safe food handling when providing food to the public.
  • Getting comprehensive food safety training is an essential step in protecting your customers from food poisoning, allergic reactions and other health risks related to eating contaminated food.
  • A model School of Hygiene will be established for Food Safety Training Level-3 and Food Safety Training Level-4 and advanced training courses on Food Safety Systems in Lahore and other Divisions.
  • All food handlers working in any Food Business or associated must be certified by the Punjab Food Authority Training Schools for Food safety Trainings.

No Food Business Operator will be allowed to work unless its workers are trained/certified in Food Safety Trainings, from the Punjab Food Authority Schools in the Punjab.


  • What is the process for registering for food safety training?
    • Registration can be accomplished by applying online or by visiting our nearest office.
  • Required documents for the registration of trainings?
    • CNIC Card Copy
    • License certificate
    • Contact number of the food handler
    • In the event of the expiration of the certificate, what’s the procedure for its renewal?
    • After the expiration of the certificate, a refresher course is mandatory with all terms and conditions.
  • What’s the timing of the training?
    • 4 days in a week with morning and evening sessions for FSTL-I, once a week for FSTL-II according to requirement, and once a month for the person in charge/hygiene manager.
  • How many days are required to complete training?
    • For FSTL-I and FSTL-II, two (2) days each, and for the person in charge/hygiene manager, five (5 days.
  • Where will training be conducted?
    • Training is conducted at training schools located in all 36 districts of Punjab.
  • Can we receive training on our premises?
    • Yes, for this purpose, you have to come with a written request, and after approval from the competent authority, our team will contact you for training at your location.
  • Is it mandatory to get this training from the Punjab Food Authority Training School?
    • Yes, according to PPFR 2018, it is mandatory for all food business operators to get these trainings from the Punjab Food Authority Training School.
  • In an emergency situation, how will you facilitate a food business operator (FBO)?
    • In an emergency situation, the head of the food business operator (FBO) requests his or her accommodation in upcoming training sessions accordingly. The officer will forward the request to the competent authority, and after approval, the food handler will be contacted for the next upcoming session.
  • What will be the certificate validity for FSTL-I, FSTL-II, and Person In Charge/Hygiene Manager?
    • Certificate validity for FSTL-I is two (2) years.
    • Certificate validity for FSTL-II is two (2) years.
    • Certificate validity for FSTL-I is free of charge for one (1) year.
    • Certificate validity for the person in charge or hygiene manager is two (2) years.
  • Can we replace any worker during the two-day training course at our will?
    • No, only the registered person can receive training on the registered CNIC number. However, replacement of workers before training sessions can be entertained after approval from the competent authority.
  • What are the eligibility criteria for food safety training?
    • Every food handler or worker is eligible to attend the FSTL-I.
    • Supervisors, chefs, quality control-related personnel, etc. are eligible to attend FSTL II.
    • All persons working in  managerial or supervisory roles in food-related businesses are eligible to attend the Person in Charge/Hygiene Manager course.
  • Can we submit the training registration fee by hand?
    • Sorry, our system is online, and no cash is received by hand. Hence, the registration fee can only be submitted in Allied Bank Limited (ABL) branches or through Easy Pay.
      • Further, for any query, please contact our helpline or toll-free number (1223)*.


The Capacity Building Section was established by giving due importance to the inevitable and indispensable need of Capacity Enhancement of employees of the Punjab Food Authority. It has been realized that continual Training are very crucial for effective and efficient working of any Department.

Vision & Mission/Aim & Objective

Capacity Building Section is entrusted for provision of trainings and capacity Enhancement for the Officers of the Punjab Food Authority. The Section Operators under the Flagship of the Technical Wing, Punjab Food Authority.


The Section organizes periodic training, Capacity Building Sessions and Workshops to keep the work force of the Punjab Food Authority abreast with the latest knowledge regarding technical working relevant to their respective roles and the Staff Skills required at the work place.

In this regard we organize periodic in-house and out sourced trainings. To-date the Capacity Building Section has organized 225 trainings imparted to 2482 trainees and among these trainings 73 were in-house trainings sessions wherein 1026 trainees were trained and 152 were out sourced sessions wherein 1456 trainees were trained.

Future Plans

In future we plan to collaborate with national as well as international training providing organizations for continual capacity building of the officers/officials of the Punjab Food Authority.

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