How long should the recommended actions remain in the recommended actions column? The person who updates our PFMEA's doesn't ever want to remove them. So there are actions listed from 2 years ago. We are doing an annual validation PPAP and he's updated the PFMEA but he wants to keep it there. Shouldn't that now be added to the control detection or prevention columns along with the new severity, occurrence or detection ranking numbers, whichever may apply? After 2 years those actions have now been fully implemented and are effective.