SHERBROOKE, QC, June 7, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - THYMOX®, an agricultural disinfectant developed by a company in Sherbrooke,
Laboratoire M2, has just obtained EcoLogo certification, the most
important, most respected environmental certification symbol in North
America and one that is recognized all over the world. This makes
THYMOX® the first agricultural disinfectant to obtain such certification in
What is EcoLogo?
Founded in 1988 by the Canadian government, the EcoLogo program provides
its customers - public, corporate and consumer - with assurance that
the products and services bearing the logo meet the most stringent
standards of environmental leadership. EcoLogo certifies leading
ecological products in more than 70 categories.
The EcoLogo program is a Type 1 ecolabel, as defined by the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This means that
the EcoLogo program compares a product or service with others of the
same type, develops rigorous, scientifically relevant certification
standards that accurately reflect the entire life cycle of a product
and ensures that its compliance with certification standards is
verified by an independent third party. The EcoLogo program is one of
two such programs recognized in North America that have been
successfully audited by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) as
meeting ISO 14024 standards for ecolabelling.
According to Laboratoire M2 president Serge Auray, EcoLogo certification
for THYMOX® could not have come at a better time: "The whole issue of food safety
and traceability, which now allows us to trace food back from our
plates to the farmer that grows it, is of tremendous interest, not just
to the public in general, but to agricultural producers especially.
THYMOX® positions itself right at the top of the food chain, directly in farm
buildings. Now, not only will producers and the public be able to rely
on this highly effective product, they will also have the assurance
that THYMOX® was evaluated by an independent organization and was certified
according to rigorous environmental standards."
THYMOX® obtained its certification in the category "Certified Disinfectants and
Disinfectant-Cleaners CCD-166" following a complete audit of the
manufacturing process to ensure that the product meets requirements
Non-irritating to users with diluted application.
Does not contain phosphates or EDTA, a persistent organic pollutant that
is increasingly present in the environment.
Does not contain coloring or aromas.
Does not contain halogenated solvents, compounds that contribute to
degradation of the ozone layer.
Does not contain compounds toxic to aquatic life.
Contains less than 1% volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Sold in chlorine-free, recyclable containers.
THYMOX®, the first biodegradable disinfectant for livestock farms in Canada, is
distinguished by its innovative nature. It is an ultra-high-performance
disinfectant containing thyme- and essential oil- based active natural
ingredients. Some of its features:
Broad spectrum of activity: effective as a bactericide, fungicide and
Low-toxicity: no danger to users or animals.
Non-corrosive, for a longer service life of agricultural facilities.
100% biodegradable in less than 14 days (OECD 301E).
Pleasant thyme fragrance.
Approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Developed and manufactured in Canada.
A Quebec leader in biosafety, Laboratoire M2 is renowned for its
innovations and scientific and technical expertise in livestock farm
disinfection and safety, including design of a cleaning and
disinfecting protocol and its emergency response unit in the event of
sanitary contamination. It owns and operates a state-of-the-art,
containment level 2 microbiology laboratory, and is a pacesetter in R&D
and private labelling with its disinfectant for institutional and
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