The Canadian government has announced a C$140m (US$104.3m) aid package to help revive the country’s beef industry following the discovery of a single case of mad cow disease in May in Alberta.

Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief said the money would be used to compensate beef producers for having to dispose of products they cannot sell. Several countries, including the US, enforced bans on imports of Canadian beef after the BSE case was discovered on 20 May.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency destroyed and tested 2,700 cattle in its search for the source of the case, reported the Associated Press.

The agency said this week that no more cases have been found and all farm quarantines have been lifted.

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