PFA lays down science-based standards for food items and regulates their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and healthy food fit for human consumption. Furthermore under the provisions of section 15 of the Punjab Food Authority Act, 2011 every food operator is required to obtain a license to run a food business. Under rule 31 sub-rule 12 of the rules, every food license shall be renewed annually. Validity of license is from 1st January to 31st December. All the food business operators are required to be licensed. Hence the best course of action for a food operator is to apply for a license. He can further approach PFA for compliance with the necessary rules & regulations in relation to his food business.