Officials from Northfield-based Kraft Foods have revealed that the branded food giant is exempt from paying its share of the US$9m StarLink settlement deal decided in a US court last week. Federal District Judge James Moran ruled last Thursday that Kraft, and others, should together spend US$6m on vouchers to compensate consumers for the fact that the GM corn, which was unapproved for human consumption, had contaminated millions of US food products.