The Serious Fraud Office has charged two men with theft and receiving secret commissions from a supplier.
Paul Michael Normington and Jin Weifeng, both former purchasers at dairy producer the Sutton Group, face 33 charges.
They are alleged to have defrauded Sutton Group either by the creation of false invoices, theft of product or receiving secret commissions from a product supplier.
Mr Normington is also accused of copying electronic files from the Sutton server to help him start his own business.
SFO chief executive Adam Feeley says it's a case of potential loss avoided, rather than actual loss.