- Glycidyl esters were found in significant quantities in some commercial vegetable oils.
- In the human body the glycidyl esters are metabolized into free glycidol, a compound that is classified as possibly carcinogenic by IARC
- 3-MCPD esters as well as glycidyl esters may develop during the refining of edible fats and oils and therefore occur in foods, which are produced by using these fats and oils. Baby food, hazelnut spreads or biscuit fillings are good examples
- Glycidyl Esters Are Prepared By re-acting the Sodium Salt Of the Appropriate Carboxylic acid with epichlorohydrin