Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said cattle contracted the disease at the farm located in the 3km (1.9-mile) protection zone set up around the farm where the first case was discovered. All the animals have been culled since then.
Last Friday, U.K. authorities declared a nationwide ban on the movement of livestock after the virus was discovered on a farm in Surrey. The European Union is set to ban all meat and livestock exports from the U.K. within 48 hours, if the British government fails to convince the 27-nation bloc that it can contain the highly-contagious disease.
British authorities have established a 3km (1.9-mile) protection zone and a 10km (6-mile) surveillance zone round the farm as a precautionary measure.
In the country's latest foot and mouth outbreak in 2001, more than six million cattle were culled. Losses were estimated at over 8 billion pounds (over $16 billion).
Russia's veterinary watchdog suspended imports of meat products from the United Kingdom as of August 6 due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the country.