GAS_FlavourSpec_GC_IMSMã SP: GAS_FlavourSpec_GC_IMS
Accurate characterization of food products, including distinguishing differences, is important to the food industry. Differences that are intentionally introduced are of particular interest to consumers. The global food industry has seen an increase in cases of food fraud, which is loosely defined as the deliberate misrepresentation of a product for the purpose of monetary gain. Involved cost of these types of fraud are estimated at $10–15 billion dollars per year . Olive oil adulteration ranks near the top of all reported food fraud cases with common adulterations including the substitution of olive-derived oils with other less expensive edible oils or the mislabelling of regular olive oils as extra vergine olive oil . Coupling GC separations with ion-mobility spectrometry (IMS) provides an accurate characterization of food products.