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SunOpta Provides Update On Activities Related to 2007 Earnings Results and First Quarter 2008 Earnings Results

July 10,2008

TORONTO, Jul 10, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- SunOpta Inc. (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) today provided its regularly scheduled bi-weekly update on the status of activities relating to the write-downs in the SunOpta Fruit Group Berry Operations, the delay in the filing of its Annual Report 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2008, and the amended Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2007. The Company plans to file these reports by July 31, 2008.

The following are events concerning the Company that have occurred since the Company's last bi-weekly update on June 26, 2008. On June 27th, the Company filed a Form 8-K to disclose certain management changes. On June 30th, the Company held a shareholder conference call. A transcript of the call was filed by the Company on Form 8-K (which was also filed with the Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR), and a webcast of the call is available on the Company's website. On July 3rd, the Company sent a letter to the Nasdaq Listing Qualification Panel with additional submissions to provide an ongoing update.

There is no other material information concerning the affairs of the Company at this time that has not been generally disclosed.

About SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc. is an operator of high-growth ethical businesses, focusing on integrated business models in the natural and organic food, supplements and health and beauty markets. The Company has three business units: the SunOpta Food Group, which specializes in sourcing, processing and distribution of natural and organic food products integrated from seed through packaged products; Opta Minerals Inc. (TSX:OPM) (66.7% owned by SunOpta), a producer, distributor, and recycler of environmentally friendly industrial materials; and SunOpta BioProcess Inc. which engineers and markets proprietary steam explosion technology systems for the bio-fuel, pulp and food processing industries. Each of these business units has proprietary products and services that give it a solid competitive advantage in its sector.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to references to expected timing of the release of financial results, business strategies, competitive strengths, goals, capital expenditure plans, business and operational growth plans and references to the future growth of the business. These forward looking statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company in light of its experience and its interpretation of current conditions, historical trends and expected future developments as well as other factors that the Company believes are appropriate in the circumstance. However, whether actual results and developments will agree with expectations and predications of the Company is subject to many risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to final 2007 financial results, the Company's ability to address inventory issues in its berry operations, the outcome of any pending litigation; general economic, business or market risk conditions; competitive actions by other companies; changes in laws or regulations or policies of local governments, provinces and states as well as the governments of United States and Canada, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Consequently all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized.

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SOURCE: SunOpta Inc.

SunOpta Inc.
          Jeremy N. Kendall, Chairman
          Steve Bromley, President & CEO
          John Dietrich, Vice President & CFO
          Tony Tavares, Chief Operating Officer
          Susan Wiekenkamp, Information Officer
            susan.wiekenkamp@sunopta.com
          905-455-2528, ext 103
          www.sunopta.com

          Lytham Partners, LLC
          Investment Community Inquiries:
          Joe Diaz
            diaz@lythampartners.com
          Robert Blum
          Joe Dorame
          602-889-9700

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