CAPA Process Explained in Simple Steps

Corrective and preventive action (CAPA or simply corrective action) consists of improvements to an organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations.

The key thing about the CAPA process is that there are a lot of different processes that feed into it. You need to be diligent, but also apply scrutiny to what does and doesn’t require CAPA. Remember, it should be reserved for those systemic issues - every issue is not a CAPA!

Once you have something that’s worthy of a CAPA, here are the steps:

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