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Sainsbury's apologises after salmonella found

Sainsbury's says it has immediately withdrawn 500g bags of SO Organic sultanas from its shelves after "low levels of salmonella were found during routine testing".

Food safety is our top priority so we immediately took this product off display and, as a precautionary measure, we are asking customers who have bought these sultanas to return them to their nearest Sainsbury’s store where they will receive a full refund.

We apologise to customers for any concern and inconvenience this causes.”

– Sainsbury's statement

Read: What is salmonella and how do you catch it?

Passengers 'told not to move' inside a tilting ferry

Amateur video appears to show passengers staying in place inside the tilting ferry off the coast of South Korea.

The footage also records what appears to be a crew member saying "don't move" in Korean. The final clip shows a smart phone video of passengers crouching down in a tilted ferry wearing lifejackets.

Read: Scores still missing from South Korean ferry sinking


Sainsbury's recalls sultana range after salmonella found

Sainsbury's has recalled its 500g SO Organic sultanas. Credit: PA

Sainsbury's is withdrawing SO Organic Sultanas as a precaution after routine testing found salmonella.

The recall applies to 500g bags, according to the Food Standards Agency.

Advice on the FSA website reads: "If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

"No other Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd products are known to be affected."

Although usually associated with meat, seafood and eggs, salmonella can also be found in fruit and veg that has been washed in dirty water.

More information can be found on the Food Standards Agency website

Ukraine to impose travel restrictions on Russian men

Ukraine's government has told airline Aeroflot that they will be imposing tight restrictions on Russian men aged between 16 and 60 entering the country.

The move comes after claims from Ukraine's state security service had detained around ten Russian citizens with "intelligence backgrounds".

"Aeroflot is informing passengers about strict restrictions imposed by the Ukrainian authorities on entry into the country," the airline said in a statement.


Geneva talks on Ukraine an hour over schedule

The four-way talks between diplomats from the US, Russia, Ukraine and the EU have now run an hour over schedule, according to ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray.


Geneva Ukraine talks now an hour over schedule. A tentative sign of progress?


Being told lots of serious faces among ministers as they take breaks between rounds of one on ones. Sounds like a good thing....


One source says no word yet on agreed statement but that they are working on one is way ahead of where some feared they'd end up today

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Co-op boss: 'Thousands' of jobs to go from the group

The chief executive has admitted the Co-operative's 'disastrous' £2.5bn losses for 2013 means that "thousands" of jobs will go from the organisation.

Richard Pennycook said: "I wouldn't want to pretend that there won't be job losses. We have said that there will.

"I don't want to put a specific number on [fewer people working for the Co-operative] but it will be a smaller group, some thousands of people smaller than that.

"Some of those because of our colleagues, in businesses that we are selling, will be going with those businesses to new owners."

He said that the group would remain a "very significant" employer in two years' time, adding that within four weeks the organisation's AGM would reveal the "new shape of the group", and a "clearer idea of how it is going to look".

Read: Co-operative Group's £2.5bn loss is worst in its history

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