We perform rigorous tests on our fertilizers and keep strict records to ensure they meet the most stringent health and safety standards.

All our products are subject to an effective prevention process.
In addition to internal controls, we use the services of external laboratories, including that of the MAPAQ (Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) to validate the safety of our products.

Tight control over diseases

Layer hen manure, like any other natural fertilizer, can be a vector for pathogens. The conversion process developed by Acti-Sol ensures the safety of the company’s fertilizers.

The temperature reached during the granulation process ensures the destruction of any viruses or bacteria likely to be found in poultry droppings.

It should be noted that the raw material comes from family farms where eggs for human consumption are produced. In this type of production, there are very strict safety controls for the prevention of diseases.

Acti-Sol established a system to ensure complete traceability, from the manufacturing plant right up to the consumer.

Three pathogens are systematically controlled during the production of our fertilizers


Destroyed at 60°C
Salmonella bacteria live in the environment and are naturally present in the intestines of animals. They can develop into pathologies for various reasons. People who ingest products contaminated with salmonella can develop salmonellosis, a disease characterized by gastrointestinal problems. Salmonellosis can be transmitted from one person to another. The best way to prevent salmonellosis is to ensure the safe handling and preparation of food and practice appropriate hygiene (hand washing).

Bird flu (H5N1 strain)

Destroyed at 70°C
Bird flu is a contagious viral infection that can affect all species of birds. This strain is highly pathogenic and is transmitted from one animal to the other. Wild birds, such as ducks, constitute a pool of bird flu that may sometimes be transmitted to farm-raised poultry. The virus has a very short life span. It can only live 5 minutes on a living organism and its incubation period lasts from 3 to 5 days. It is vulnerable to heat, freezing, and disinfectant.

E. Coli

Destroyed at 71°C
E. coli bacteria are naturally present in the environment and normally found in the digestive system of birds. When the defense mechanisms of birds are weakened due to another disease or poor environmental conditions, E. coli bacteria can infect birds. The infection spreads through contact with infected birds and fecal contamination of the environment, air, water, or feed.

Source: CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)


Acti-Sol was the first complete and permanent fertilizer processing centre to be accredited by the Quebec Ministry of the Environment.