SunOpta, the Canadian natural and organic foods and ingredients group, has announced that Stephen Bronfman has resigned as a director of the company.

Bronfman's resignation was expected following the recent liquidation of his holding in the company, SunOpta said.

SunOpta chairman Jeremy Kendall said: "On behalf of the board, the management and employees of the company, we want to thank Stephen for his contribution over the years in the development of SunOpta and wish him the very best in his future endeavours."

Last month, SunOpta acquired Dutch ingredients group The Organic Corporation.