Verification is done annually but that is the methodolody that we use. however, there is the daily post cleaning inspection that is done by the Hygiene supervisor to confirm that the cleaning clue has performed their duties as intended
Requirements may relate to the product/process.
Verification is supposed to demonstrate effectiveness of the procedure after routine implementation.
I deduce that Verification for the cleaning PRP is formally documented as being done (visually) once per year.
If so, TBH, I'm not surprised as to the auditor's comment.
IMEX (low haccp risk process) cleaning verification is carried out by micro. swabbing at various (zoned) locations every month. More frequently if limits not complied.
Some facilities use ATP on a daily basis, ie ongoing documented Verification.
You could make yr daily post cleaning inspection a documented "Verification" Procedure although I am doubtful if "visual" would be adequate data-wise. (depends on product/process maybe).
PS- not sure about fssc but IIRC sqf has some clear, concise Guidance explanation for cleaning verification.