Who I am

My name is Joshua Heinrichs and Fresh and Safe is my company.

Food and agriculture is in my blood. I planted my first crop of barley in my sandbox and at 6 years old I sold my first wagon load of butternut squash door to door.

My teenage holidays were spent harvesting sweet cherries in the summer sun and pressing icewine through winter nights.

In my career I’ve worked alongside some incredibly talented entrepreneurs who are the hidden force behind many of the products we know and love.

I have worked with many of the global top 10 Retailers and Consumer Product Manufacturers along with customers in North & South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.

My experience has been detailed at every level from market research, trial batching, process development, writing checklists, designing procedures and trouble shooting.

I’ve also been hands on in the plant and in the field, tracking and refining the complete process from ground prep to harvest to processor and final customer.

I led my first complete SQF implementation in 2013 and I am trained as an SQF Auditor by the SQF Institute.

Each year, my work affects over $200 million in safe, healthy food around the world.

I would love to know how I can work with you.

Let’s be in touch,

“Absolute professional, extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Would wholeheartedly recommend him! “ Tracy V. – Commercial Bakery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

“I’ve worked with Josh Heinrichs for 4 seasons, and have found him to be intelligent, accurate, prompt, efficient and good natured. I highly recommend him for your food safety consulting needs!” Dan M.– Fresh Produce Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

“I have really valued your work in the background to help get this moving forwards.” Chris B. – Sports Nutrition Manufacturer, Hong Kong, China

FDA Food Safety Plan

Are you ready to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food?


A Food Safety Plan is required in order to meet the FDA requirements for Food Safety Plan filing to sell food products in the USA.

I am trained and qualified (PCQI) according to the FDA to generate the food safety plan you will need to comply with the legislation.

SQF Implementation

I can help streamline and speed up your SQF implementation process.


This is a comprehensive food safety management system that satisfies US FDA and other national requirements.

It is made up of at least 18 discrete program modules. Often over 500 pages of policies, forms and supporting documentation.

We have worked with SQF since 2013 and have SQF Auditor training from the SQF Institute.


Do you need an SQF program? Contact Josh Heinrichs for all your food safety needs.” Marc W. – Grower, Packer, Processor, Shipper, Ontario, Canada


If you are planning to implement, are implementing or have any questions about a GFSI/SQF Food Safety Program please message me and let me help you. 

📧    info@freshsafefood.com

☎️   001-647-812-2029 (Phone & Whatsapp)