Sainsbury ’s has claimed a UK first by launching the first sustainable tuna sandwiches made with MSC pole-and-line tuna.

The three-strong range went on sale on 28 April, along with two pasta salads made with MSC tuna. Prices start at £1.20.

“This is a really important move by Sainsbury’s,” said MSC senior country manager Toby Middleton. “The UK’s first MSC certified tuna sandwich is a milestone for sustainable seafood.”