CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lance Sandwich Crackers has joined the National Salt Reduction Initiative and has agreed to lower the amount of sodium in 13 of its cracker varieties to meet N.S.R.I. guidelines by 2012.

“We are thrilled to have another flagship brand in the Snyder’s-Lance family join the N.S.R.I.’s efforts to make lower sodium, healthier snacks,” said Carl Lee, president and chief operating officer of Snyder’s-Lance. “As the makers of America’s favorite brand of sandwich crackers and pretzels, Snyder’s-Lance looks forward to continuing to provide great-tasting, premium-quality salty snacks while working with the N.S.R.I. toward reducing sodium in our salty snack offerings.”

There are now 28 food manufacturers that have joined the N.S.R.I. with an overall goal of cutting the salt in packaged and restaurant foods by 25% over five years.