New label law has unintended effect: Sesame in more foods

A new federal law requiring that sesame be listed as an allergen on food labels is having unintended consequences —increasing the number of products with the ingredient. Food industry experts said the requirements are so stringent that many manufacturers, especially bakers, find it simpler and less expensive to add sesame to a product — and … Read more

Corey Metz went from CT Make-A-Wish recipient to volunteer and author whose book will fund more wishes – Hartford Courant

It’s been 13 years since Cory Metz was an ill child who had a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Connecticut, but the organization remains at the forefront of his heart and his life. “I feel a kind of life debt to the foundation,” Metz said. “Make-A-Wish meant everything at that time, and it still does.” He … Read more