Purity Life Commences Full Western Warehouse Operations From Its New Vancouver Warehouse

Toronto, Ontario, March 1st 2007 – Purity Life Health Products, a division of SunOpta Inc. (NASDAQ –
STKL) (TSX – SOY) part of the SunOpta Canadian Food Distribution Group today announced that it has
commenced full service operations for all Western provinces from its 30,000sq/ft warehouse facility located
at 888 West Kent Avenue South, Vancouver, BC, V6P 1X5

Beginning today, Purity will service all orders for all health food retailers located in British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba from this location. David Chapman, President of Purity Life, said
“This is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Purity Life as Canada’s largest, full service,
national supplier of natural health products. This amazing new facility will allow us to offer next day or
second day service for all orders placed by our dedicated customers in the Western Provinces.”

In the fully automated facility, Purity will have all the operational efficiencies that it currently employs in its
Acton facility to ensure timely turnaround and best practices inventory management. These efficiencies
include Radio Beacon Warehouse Management System which uses RF bar code scanning technologies, a
computer operated horizontal carousel and the Clippership Integrated Shipping system.

About Purity Life Health Products
Purity Life Health Products was established in 1984 as a small distributor of natural health products and, over
the years has grown to be Canada's largest supplier and manufacturer of natural health products. Purity Life
has over 200 product lines, carries roughly 6,000 SKU's and services over 2,800 customers from both its
Eastern (Acton) and Western (Vancouver) distribution facilities. Purity Life has won numerous industry
awards, and is home to some of the industry's most newsworthy brands including Quest®, Nature’s
Harmony®, Vivitas®, Herbon®, Kyolic®, and RxBalance®.

For further information, please contact:
Purity Life Health Products
Matthew James, Senior Vice President and General Manager
519 853-3511 ext 264
[email protected]

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