Food Safety

McDonalds Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS)

McDonalds Supplier Quality Management System

McDonalds Supplier Quality Management System

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


Inspection Process

  • You need to be currently supplying McDonalds in order to be eligible to join the SQMS programme.
  • Contact us to start the inspection process. One of our auditors will talk you through the application and audit process.
  • McDonalds 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.
  • Audits may be combined with other audit activity, saving you time and money.
  • Certificates will be provided by McDonalds.

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