Characterization of food products, including differential analysis, is important in the food
industry for quality control,brand awareness, and authentication of materials and products.
GC coupled with high resolution TOFMS isolatesindividual analytes within complex matrices
through both chromatographic and mass spectral resolution and provides confident analyte
identifications with industry-leading mass accuracy. These analytical tools were employed
for a nontargeted volatile analysis of aroma and flavor analytes in representative extra-
virgin and light olive oil samples from a single manufacturer.