Food Safety

McDonald's Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS)

If you are currently supplying food products to McDonald's, you are eligible to join the McDonald's SQMS programme.

McDonald's Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS)

The McDonald's Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS) standard applies to companies who supply food products into the McDonald's fast food chain. This does not apply to the suppliers of meat, who must comply with a different McDonald's standard.

The standard is intended to help McDonald's supply consistently safe products of the highest quality that meet their requirements, as well as all applicable laws and regulations.

Telarc has been approved to conduct food safety audits on behalf of McDonald's Australia Ltd. Telarc is also accredited by JAS-ANZ against ISO 17020 as a Type A (third party) inspection body to undertake food assessments. We can provide an external audit by one of our Ministry of Primary Industries approved auditors.

McDonald’s SQMS Audit Process

  • You need to be currently supplying McDonald's in order to be eligible to join the SQMS programme.
  • McDonald's products must be in production at the time of the onsite audit.
  • The timing of the audits is generally on an annual basis.
  • You will be provided with a report following the audit identifying any areas for improvement.
  • SQMS audits may be combined with other audit activity, saving you time and money.
  • Certificates will be provided by McDonald's.

Check our contact page for phone details, and call to start the inspection process. One of our auditors will talk you through the application and  SQMS audit process.