CAPA stands for Corrective Action and Preventive Action. It is usually a set of actions that an organization requires in manufacturing, documentation, procedures, or systems to correct and eliminate recurring non-conformities. Non-conformity is determined after a systematic evaluation and analysis of the root cause of the non-compliance.
Corrective actions include identifying, documenting, and removing the root cause of the nonconformity or problem to prevent the problem from recurring.
Preventive measures are taken to prevent the occurrence of such non-compliances, generally as a result of a risk analysis.
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