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As of December 2, 2020 4:00 PM ET

Food Safety

quality assurance

Food Safety

At Restaurant Brands International, maintaining high food safety standards is fundamental to our business. We are committed to providing our guests across the globe with safe, high quality and great-tasting food, and we follow rigorous standards to meet this goal.

Our Vendors

Across our brands, food safety starts with a robust vendor quality assurance program that ensures preventative safety controls are in place – beginning with where we source materials right through to when the product is served to our guests.

The key controls required for vendors in our system include certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative scheme, the foundation of which is the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points and Good Manufacturing Practices programs. We are mitigating potential safety risks by routinely conducting vendor audits when approving both new vendors and new products.

Our Restaurants

Our focus on food safety extends throughout the preparation and delivery processes for serving food to our guests. Our programs have been designed to meet or exceed local food safety and health department standards, and regulatory law. 100% of Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes restaurants worldwide are subject to rigorous food safety inspections on a regular schedule.

Additionally, our policy is that new menu items approved to enter our restaurants are reviewed and assessed for compliance by food safety and quality assurance professionals across our organization.

These individuals also work in cooperation with our operations teams to develop restaurant procedures and best practices for restaurant owners to maintain the safety of guests and team members. Franchisees are required to provide all team members with thorough training on safe food handling procedures, and best practices to both identify and manage risks effectively.

We maintain awareness of global emerging food safety trends, and are focused on continuously improving our standards to reflect the modern advances in food safety knowledge and practice.

Creating a best in class food safety culture is the responsibility of everyone across our business and it is something that our guests can always count on.

Diego Beamonte

Head of Quality Assurance, Restaurant Brands International