Smart Food Licensing System for Punjab Food Authority

PITB has collaborated with the Punjab Food Authority to launch a ‘Smart Food Licensing System’ to facilitate food business operators in applying for a licence. Besides enabling food businesses to apply for licences, the mobile application is available publicly on both android and iOS platforms and can also be used by the general public to register food quality and hygiene related complaints against eateries. The application has an interface for PFA officials through which they can validate requests for new food licences after field visits or conduct inspections on public complaints. The system is also integrated with a banking platform in order to monitor financial transactions related to licence fee and fine payments. Since the launch of the Smart Food Licencing System in January this year, over Rs. 44 million have been collected against food license fee payments.