Seafood firm StarKist Co. has launched low-sodium tuna products that will go on sale in the US in pouch format.

StarKist, which is owned by South Korean firm Dongwon, today (21 September) introduced two varieties – Low Sodium Chunk Light and Albacore Tuna in Water.

The company said the products were the “first of their kind” to hit grocery shelves in the US. StarKist already offers reduced-sodium canned products and said the pouch products were a “convenient” format for consumers.

StarKist marketing director Jennifer Albert said: “We’re excited to extend the convenience of our signature Flavor Fresh Pouch to include lower sodium options, on-trend with today’s health conscious consumers.”