There were significantly fewer closure orders issued in December than November.
November saw a record number of closure orders served to Irish food businesses in a single month at 23, an amount that drew criticism from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
There was an improvement in December, with six closure orders issued to Irish food businesses in the final month of 2019.
Three of those closure orders came in Dublin, while the remaining three food businesses were located in Cork, Kilkenny and Louth.
At the M1 Retail Park Mell in Drogheda, several parts of a Lidl Ireland branch were forced to close for seven days under the FSAI Act 1998.
During that time, the Indian Aagrah/Bombay Brasserie establishment in the Sundays Well area of Cork City was issued a closure order. The order was served on December 4 and was lifted on December 7.
Joe's Take Away on Kilkenny's Dean Street was served a closure order on 12 December, with the order lifted on 16 December.
Each of the six orders served to Irish food businesses in December were issued by the Health Service Executive under the FSAI Act 1998.
The reasons for the various closures are expected to be made public next week and the full list of food businesses affected can be found here.