We have always operated under teh rule to sanitize surfaces every 24 hours. Which typically works as we are a 24/7 facility so cleaning and sanitizing every night was a given. On the odd day we were down in production we would come in at night to sanitize all surfaces before production restarted so the sanitizing every 24 hours was kinda defaulted.
Now we're looking at being down for 2 days in a row and we're stuck on the sanitizing every 24 hours whether production has been in or not. Specifically this is over the holidays coming up. Can anyone point me to the rule/CFR/guidance etc that says every 24hours regardless of use? I know this is commonly accepted during production activities. My inclination would be a full clean and sanitize after production ended then come in and re-sanitize surfaces a couple hours before production resumes 2 days later. Is this completely out of normal? We are a wet refrigerated facility and refrigeration and room temps would stay at consistent refrigeration during the shut down.