Natural, organic and specialty food group SunOpta has received approval from NASDAQ to transfer from the NASDAQ Capital Market to the NASDAQ National Market effective at the start of trading on 8 February, 2006.

SunOpta will continue to maintain its symbol STKL.

Jeremy Kendall, chairman and CEO, said: “We anticipate that participation on the National Market will give SunOpta wider recognition and greater exposure to the investing community.”