Updating parameters of the chicken processing line model

Dorota Kurowicka, Maarten Nauta, Katarzyna Jozwiak, Roger Cooke

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A mathematical model of chicken processing that quantitatively describes the transmission of Campylobacter on chicken carcasses from slaughter to chicken meat product has been developed in Nauta et al. (2005). This model was quantified with expert judgment. Recent availability of data allows updating parameters of the model to better describe processes observed in slaughterhouses. We propose Bayesian updating as a suitable technique to update expert judgment with microbiological data. Berrang and Dickens's data are used to demonstrate performance of this method in updating parameters of the chicken processing line model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-944
Number of pages11
JournalRisk Analysis
Issue number6
Early online date15 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • Bayesian updating
  • campylobacter
  • chicken processing
  • expert judgment
  • probabilistic inversion


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