Roquefort is safe!
United States and the European Union has finally come to a preliminary agreement at the beginning of May that puts an end to the problem regarding the American beef with hormones. It has opposed them for more than 20 years. This agreement allows the French Roquefort, among others, to escape from a 300% duty.
In return, the European Union authorizes the importation of more quantities of American beef but with no hormones, first for 20 000 tons, and then for 45 000 tons after 3 years.
Roquefort exportations represent 400 tonnes per year to the USA, around 2% of the total production. And Roquefort hoists the French flag across the Atlantic.