What is the procedure followed by Punjab Food Authority?

Normally PFA's Food Safety Officers serve improvement notices upon food operators in case of failure to comply with the rules and regulations. The notice must highlight the illegalities on the part of the operator & intimate measures to secure compliance & in case of consistent failure to compliance, the agency is empowered to take any action considered appropriate including suspension or termination of the license under S.16. Furthermore under S.18, the officer can order closure of the premise with or without specifying conditions or time period for the closure. Lastly the Director General can order immediate withdrawal of food from the market in case he is satisfied that the food is not in compliance of the relevant rules and regulations under S.19. The aggrieved party in this case can make an appeal to the agency in this regard set aside or modify such an order.