Volatile compounds in scrambled eggs were analyzed by dynamic headspace sampling, high resolution gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Thirty-eight compounds were identified including aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, furans, esters, benzene derivatives, alkancs, sulfur-containing compounds and a terpene. Selected compounds were quantified. Aldehydes were the most abundant volatile compounds in the egg samples. Volatile styrene monomer increased in scrambled egg samples during 2 wk storage of shell eggs in polystyrene containers. Scrambled eggs prepared from supermarket shell eggs contained 7 times more ethylbenzene and styrene than those prepared from fresh farm eggs stored in polystyrene containers for 2 wk.